Daily Archives: March 16, 2016

Nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court

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This morning, President Obama nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to the United States Supreme Court.  We are glad that the President did his job and excited that … Continue reading

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Why Courts Matter Iowa Statement in Response to Nomination of Merrick Garland

DES MOINES: The Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court: “Today the President fulfilled his constitutional responsibility. It’s time for Senator … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO: Bad trade deals kill American jobs

Much of the attention in this highly charged presidential election is focused on an issue that is usually guarded by elites: international trade. Tuesday’s primary results in Michigan prove that Americans have a deep-seated opposition to job-killing trade policies. Politicians … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 16 The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) is formed in New York to represent New York City public school teachers and, later, other education workers in the city – 1960 March 17 The leadership of the American Federation of … Continue reading

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